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. in texas one family is getting the creeps from crawling critters. a growing number of tarantulas are making themselves at home on one man's property. he spotted ten in his home along with scorpions. tw experts say they don't pose much risk but hard to get rid one. >>> man paid off his mortgage down to the last penny. saving up to 62,000 final pennies to make the final payment. he got his mortgage 35 years ago and started saving pennies. it took bank employees two full employees to unroll all of those coins, more than 400 pounds worth. >>> finally, way, way, way beyond america on mars, nasa captured amazing new images showing a 360-degree view of the landscape. the rover opportunity combined more than 800 pictures to show a composite view of a martian winter. another view shows a large crater standing 14 miles in diameter. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's meteorologist todd santos with the weather channel forecast. i don't know about mars. it looked like the desert southwest. or the grand canyon. >> right? cool images there and we want to show a few images
. no word from the romney camp that any further release is on the way, and they are not alone. texas governor rick perry, a former republican rival says that romney should be as open as possible. meantime on the other side we've got republicans criticizing the obama campaign for what they're saying about mitt romney. john mccain calls the campaign disgraceful for targeting those tax returns and romney's time with bain. he calls it chicago-style sleazy campaigning and saying the focus should be on the $5 trillion added to the deficit. meantime former new hampshire governor says that he shouldn't have said that president obama needs to learn to be an american. what he really meant is he needs to learn the american formula for business. lynn? >> all right, tracie, thanks so much. >>> to utah where a southwest airlines pilot wanted in connection with a colorado murder attempted to steal an empty plain from a small airport. the man then killed himself after he couldn't get the plane off the ground. nbc's kurt gregory has the details. >> reporter: a skywest pilot's plans to steal a plane t
from police in south texas. the suv is loaded with what police believe is thousands of pounds of marijuana. the driver with nowhere to go splashes into the riogrande. it is a scene that is repeated day and night along the border. >> splash down. >> and even though the smugglers are followed by helicopters and officers on the ground. if they make it to the river, they can make their escape with waiting accomplices who use boats to hall brdrugs back to mexico. all police on the u.s. side can do is watch them paddle away. but now, texas state troopers are taking to the water with a fleet of 34 foot arm mored gun boat was automatic weapons. >> they are automatic machine guns. the show of force is desperately needed on this narrow stretch of water. >> they have to tall disregard for human life. they will stop at nothing to move their poison into the united states. >> he recognizes the center of the river as the boundary. >> our goal is to make the arrest prior to them getting back to their base. >> for place who have seen countless drug runners swim away, it is a navy that is long
expectations for net income and refr knew. >>> else where on on the earnings friend texas instrument slid. keep an eye on apple today. it delivers earnings after the bell. cisco is cutting back with plans to lay off 1 3rkz 00 employees or 2% of its work force. pete's coffee & tee shot up after being acquired by a german company for $1 billion. >>> is to made by jim henson's company will not be popping up in kids' meals at chick-fil-a. it servered ties after the ceo's recent remarks regarding same-sex marriage saying the company preferred the, quote, biblical family unite. >>> andite these time of year again. what not to wear in the summer. the usual offenders, strapless tops and flip-flops topped the your is vai of this year's work no-nos, and 6 57 say leave your hoodies at home as well. >>> coming up, the nats take it to extras. the phils rally late, and hockey's rangers deal for an all-star. >>> plus, a surprise trade puts a japanese icon in pinstripes. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> while many of us will dodge thunderstorms today, the big question is when. will k
toward the south and into texas, we can see much more rain falling. this has been a set up for the past couple of days. most of the country is in a drought of some form or another. any rain in any part of the country is a good thing. we are going to be waiting for this to shift up to the mid atlantic so we can get some much-needed rain. let's take a look at current conditions. temperatures are warm, typical for july. 80 in annapolis, a little cooler as you get toward the bay. ocean city a cool spot with that easterly flow. temperatures right now near 70 degrees. the tube point makes a it great difference. -- dew point makes a great difference. in the mid-50's for baltimore. closer to the water, mid--60 for annapolis. current weather pattern showing just a few thin clouds in the sky. most of the clouds are off the eastern shore. we have more clouds coming in from virginia. a couple sprinkles trying to show up on the radar. mostly just an error in the radar but there are more showers showing up to the south. this is causing heavy rain from tennessee toward texas. it is stationary, not mov
at the center part of the nation. hunters from north texas into nebraska and into the southern -- in the hundreds from northern texas and nebraska and into the southern dakotas. 63-67 the overnight low. we keep the clouds all night. a little spotty. tomorrow morning we expect a little more of that. by the afternoon, probably some breaks in the clouds. we will shoot again for tomorrow. it'll be improving. still a lot of clouds. 81-85 the high. ocean city will be dry and in the 80's sunday and monday. a lot of clouds. by monday into tuesday for us the rain chances are to increase. humidity and heat. by tuesday we will be up to 90. >> the orioles are trying to keep the winning streak going. >> they will try to make a for in a row tonight in cleveland. open championship pilots coming up in sports. -- >> from the sports center, that this is 11 sports. >> good evening. after a terrible start to the road trip, and they have rallied. baltimore won the last two against minnesota up and then won the first of four cleveland. last night was a rare rally for the orioles. this one was close.
in texas. tom. >> caller: boo-yah from tyler, texas. we love your show. >> i have been to tyler, texas. i went to a used car dealer there. it was called the caveat emptor corporation. there's some truth. >> caller: we believe in that in texas. acquisitions as a means to grow and expand while simultaneously considering selling off their crown jewel mine in indonesia's mining laws. a huge export tax on unprocessed minerals. considering that and the ginormous mine mongolia ahead of schedule to ship copper cheaper by train to china than fre port can ship by sea from indonesia my question is, is freeport a bunch of boo-yah or a lot of hoo-ha? >> this guy tells the truth. i remember when the stock was 70 and he said it was expensive. when it was yielding 4% was the time to pull the trigger. now you have to wait for a pull back. you just outlined the truth. all people care about is china growing at 7% or 9%. you recognize the tremendous value and he's very careful about indonesia and your qualification that it's chavez-like, i totally agree. stick with freeport but don't chase it. also from texa
right. also coming up, texas industries breaks the jinx, wells fargo pays the heavy price for heavy practice, and one last cup of joe for the road. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus we'll tell you what new film is set to end the quick reign of "spider-man at the box office. >>> coming up impressive start for usa basketball and the olympic start is over for one member of the dream team. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. syrian activists are reporting a new massacre of more than a hundred people yesterday in central hamas province. "the new york times" says there are reports of more than 200 killed, which would be the worst massacre during the syrian uprising. >>> "the washington post" reports first lady michelle obama was allegedly the target of a threat by a police officer in the district of columbia. the officer allegedly said he would shoot the first lady and then use his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would
. texas was an out and an inch away from getting out in the ninth. alex aviles with a bloop single. in coming the go-ahead rub. boston wins it, 2-1. >>> it's one of the most exciting plays on baseball. runners on third and the indians pull off the squeeze. aaron cunningham pulls off the bunt. that's the difference. indians cage the tigers, 3-2. >>> to chicago where the twins' josh williams hit not one but two home runs against the white sox. unfortunately he was the only minnesota play their did anything. sox win big, 11-4. >>> to london where team usa played their final exhibition game before the olympics. got off to another slow start against spain. carmelo anthony sparks it. finishing with 27 points. the americans pull away in the third quarter off the turnover. lebron james flies in for the dunk. the dream team wins, 100-78. their first game of the olympics is sunday versus france. he's what they'll be playing for. the medals of the 2012 olympic games were unveiled yesterday. there will be 212 awarded each with the emblem of the london games. the olympics starts this friday wit
a billion dollars a year. >>> else where jc penney will lay off another 350 at its texas quarters. 30% have been axed since spring. >>> the san bernardino city council has voted to declare bankruptcy. california's third city to seek bankruptcy protection in less than two weeks. and with his city out of cash without negotiation the mayor of scranton, pennsylvania, cut the pay of city workers including police, firefighters, and even himself to minimum wage. city worker unions have launched several court actions against the cuts. >>> and finally for the third time in the six years cnbc has done a list of the best states for business. texas has finished number one with top ten finishes in six out of ten competitiveness categories. >>> well, coming up the l.a. clippers' big man signs for big bucks and a motorcycle racer's premature celebration. >>> plus the all-star game's lone home run is good enough to win the mvp award. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. soo so the big heat has left. the question is when will it come back. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "earl
in this week's "flag facts." >> i'll tell you about some texas teens who share an extraordinary gift. >> coming up, i'll show you how to go from the fleece of a sheep to the wool of a scarf. >> that and lots more, right now on "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm siena. here's our top story for this week. >> it's no secret that american teens need to get healthier. but that can be a challenge, especially because a lot of us like eating in places where food is fast and cheap. nicole tells us why some fast food can be a fast route to health problems later in life. >> i like cheeseburgers and fries. >> i'd have to say french fries. i like french fries. >> if i could find a really good hamburger... >> my favorite fast food would be onion rings because they're just really delicious. >> it tastes great, and it's pretty affordable. so what's the problem? >> well, there is a problem, but only if we're eating too often in fast-food restaurants, or we're making choices that aren't as healthy for us in a fast-food restaurant. yes, notoriously, fast food can be high in
with a sprained ankle. texas authorities work to identify the victims killed when a pickup truck struck a tree monday night. it is believe they were illegal immigrants. men, women, and children were carrying toothbrushes, toothpaste, and changes of socks and underwear, but had no identifying documents. border patrol is working with texas authorities. the first american woman to fly in space has died. sally ride it passed away on monday after battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year. she and other colleagues were on board the space shuttle challenger in 1983. she encouraged young girls to pursue careers in science and engineering. still to come, the 2012 london olympics just around the corner. details on a new ways to experience the games from your living room. >> the big thunderstorms and confined to the mountains. that could change in the "consumer alert," apple will make a design change to the iphone. the iphone 5 will use a 19-pin connector. that means the new fun will not connect with and accessories like speakers -- the new phone will not connect with accessories like speakers and
, to texas, headings in the hundreds. you see the orange instead of the red and this is below normal for highs. mostly cloudy, 69-75 and a light southwest wind. it will be more humid with a mix of sun and clouds. maybe a scattered storm or two. southwest winds bewill be light- and the rain chance continues into monday. a few scattered showers in the picture. a lot of that activity is to the south. the rain chance goes down. we may see some dry conditions. the forecast, 90 on monday, tuesday, 92, monday into tuesday morning. wednesday, dry. more rain chances. another hot, humid situation. the temperatures fall back. >> you want to update on the orioles? >> zach, we wondered if he'd find his form? he found it today. next in sports. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] virtual wallet can help you be that person who's good with money. see what's free to spend. move money with a slide. save with a shake. feel good about your decisions. >> from the sports center, this is 11 sports. >> the orioles saw a 5th quality start from zack briton, after his debut in minnesota. they are 37-5 with a quality sta
, gusty winds. we have a flood threat for central gulf coast of texas from galveston. looking for a threat of heavy rain, corpus christi to houston, heavy rain in southern florida as well. anywhere from one to four inches of rain from southern texas to southern florida this mo >> good morning. temperatures in the 70's spirit we expect upper 80's for highs. that's your latest weather, matt. >>> now to presidential politics and the sharpened rhetoric between president obama and mitt romney over the state of the economy. nbc's peter alexander is in houston where romney will speak at the naacp convention a little later today. peter, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. the naacp, of course, is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. romney can expect to face a skeptical audience here. four years ago then candidate obama won 95% of the african-american vote but romney is hoping this community will take a listen to his policies today. meanwhile the president and romney have been going back and forth exchanging fire over everything from taxes to who is most to blame for shipp
is houston, texas. one is sydney, australia and the other is melbourne. >> number 1 is melbourne. >> what are they talking about? what are they doing there? >> i don't know. >> the other top two cities are chicago, l.a., australia, brooklyn, new york and atlanta. that's where the cougars are trolling. >> i think it's because of that guy on the mentalist. what's his name, simon baker? >> i love him. >> so adorable. i think i'll go to australia and get me one of those. i'll take three. >> here's a little surprising news. "america's got talent" is a big big show on nbc. it's going along swimmingly and suddenly there was a tweet. >> a strange tweet from sharon osbourne. >> she wrote this, my darling, howard stern, money is not the reason i'm not returning to nbcagt, which is "america's got talent." it is because... >> now oh, robert greenblatt said this caught nbc off guard. the producer said we don't know what's going on and it may be much ado about nothing. >> twitter is weird. people are saying what they want with no publicist and nothing. >> i think it's a need to control things. so much
. in the women's competitors shoved it down in 1:23. >>> in texas the biggest problem for a skunk is usually the odor but this little guy got a bottle stuck to his face and wandered around for a few minutes with a container. animal control showed up and removed the bottle. the skunk was said to be confused but doing just fine. >>> for a look at your national and regional weather, bill karins. >> go back to the ice cream story. how would you have done? >> pretty good. i hate to say it but i could have blown them out of the water. >> i get impran freezes. >> give me a banana split i could have taken you out in a minute flat. >> i would have watched. another heat wave in the middle of the country but the heat is going to peak. yesterday 95-plus club with washington, d.c., chicago, st. louis, indianapolis, des moines, kansas city, wichita, kansas city, and 102 in rapid city, and denver hit 100 also. the next heat wave we're not watching that way in the way of wet weather to provide us any relief or cloud cover for that matter. we have heat advisories for many areas of south dakota, southern wisc
the president's taiex pour sprader >> when people say they are luring texas, hold onto your wallets. quex in amounts to a national [inaudible] >> the idea of raising taxes on job creators at a time when we need more jobs is the sort of thing only an extreme liberal can come up with. >> and new poll released tuesday shows the race is dead even. >> most people are not focused on it. when a call asking for support people are going to their party candidate. unless republicans and democrats can come to an agreement, taxes are set to go up. >> close to 90% of maryland. the elementary and middle school students are making the grade on a statewide test. >> there are areas of concern. we have more on the story. >> the main concern is middle school reading. the numbers are down and there is a lot of attention on baltimore city over the cheating on the msa. officials say they have a handle on the problem. the city's school cdo said he is convinced no one cheated on the latest test. >> this year there are no swings as and in a second consecutive year when we have monitoring in place we do not see the
chevron is the best major oil company in the company right now. let's go to charlie in texas. charlie! >> caller: hello, mr. cramer. a big texas boo-yah to you. >> i'm going to send that right back to you. >> caller: i am employee of tyson foods. i put 10% of my income in their stock purchase then. they contribute another 25%. i can put it into something else, like cell gene or harley-davidson, but i'm wonder if i should after that downgrade. i'd like to know what would you do if you were the ceo of tyson foods. >> first of all, you're kind of doubling down. you already work there, you get a paycheck, i don't want you to put more money in that. i respect the fact you have 10%, that's not bad. but tyson is a company that's a commodity company and they are going to have to reline on the high price of corn, of the different crops, and i got to tell you, i think corn is not done going up. i think it goes higher. i got separate reports on my own. i say be careful. if i was tyson, it's the business you've chosen. there's not much you can do other than ride the wave. josh in new jersey. josh
to be an -- unreasonable. in florida, it would require rate increases ranging from 85% to 100%. the public utility of texas cited costs as a deterrent for underground mines. >> it is a very expensive proposition. >> no new maryland studies are in the pipeline, or in the works, or even being considered, however, one study wrote the public utilities chairman requesting his agency run a steady. you can find information on the power outages and locations of cooling centers on line at you can also access our free smart phone apps on your mobile device. >> and heartbreaking news tonight for any parent. a 3-year-old boy is dead after each round of the pool. anne arundel officials say crews were on the site of the accident in the old brooklyn park neighborhood. he was at a party when his family members realized he was missing. he was found unresponsive in the pool and was rushed to the hospital, but died a short time later. two investigative reports tonight in baltimore -- to investigations of arrests in baltimore. a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds of of mcculloh this morning. the other shoo
undergrounding wires unreasonable. the public utility of texas cited cost as a deterrent to undergrounding power lines. >> it is a very expensive proposition. >> md. -- no new maryland studies are in the works. >> a warning tonight from the fbi. computer users may not be able to get online because of a malicious software program that could have taken over their machines a year ago. it is called dns changer. the fbi says it is likely infecting more than a quarter million computers worldwide. >> it takes your computer, whenever you go to a web page, it pointed to other pages. either you will not be able to connect to the internet or your internet connection will be very slow. >> the fbi has said that to -- a website to inform users about the mouth where -- malware. >> just a few more days until three of baltimore orioles played in the all-star game. their production team is cranking out some signature handcrafted baseball bats for the game on sunday. the home run derby on monday and the all-star game tuesday night. each player and coach for received a souvenir. if you are a fan of the beach, the k
to land >> covering the nation, 13 are dead and 10 are hurt in a single vehicle crashes in south texas. 23 people were crammed into a bed and cab of his pickup truck. when the loss control, it crashed into the tree. border patrol agents are working with the department of public safety to determine if the victims were illegal immigrants. police say they are not sure if the driver survived. meanwhile, an airplane lands on a california freeway after running out of gas. four people were in their plan as the airplane touched down. luckily, traffic was light and no cars were hit. the airplane was headed for carlsbad. the world's largest aids conference began in washington today. researchers, doctors, and patients will push the world governments not to push back against the fight against the epidemic, which they say is that a turning point. researchers have yet to come up with a vaccine for the disease but say they have the tools to find the stem the spread of hiv. still to come, a new drug to treat cancer approved by the fda, and the safety investigation involving chrysler. and most of the phelp
to alternative energy companies are run by obama backers and donors. the president is in texas and he is saying is policies will only benefit the rich. >> urging congress to step up the fight against human trafficking in the u.s. and overseas. >> today, an estimated 27 million will arrive. we call these children the victims of human trafficking. there from every ethnicity, nationality coming age group and they can be found everywhere. >> earlier this year, she started the organization, don't sell bodies. they fight for legislative changes about human trafficking and they also offer safe refuge. for 11-year-old daughter will low sat nearby today. >> johns hopkins hospital in the longer top dog. >> the new report ranking johns hopkins as the second best hospital in america. how the hospital is reacting. >> the prospect of this later in sports. >> another hot day today. the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. a good they'd be on the beach right now. >> john tompkinses falling in the ratings when it comes to being the best in america. -- johns hopkins falling in the ratings. they are now seco
: in texas, two months ago police found hundreds of immigrants stashed in houses. >> they were being treated like animals, they were locked in. >> reporter: immigrants lost, exhausted and thirsty, including two girls, ages 10 and 13. >> they probably didn't really understand how close they were to being statistics and being dead. >> reporter: federal authorities say the number of children detained after illegally entering the u.s. without their parents is skyrocketing. more than 8,000 migrant children have been taken into custody this year compared to 4,000 last year. most are teenaged buys from central america, where they are fleeing drug and gang violence. >> it can turn into a very abusive situation. >> reporter: the dramatic rise of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the u.s. is putting a lot of stress on the federal agencies once they're detained. they are required to house the children until guardians are found. legal aide groups are trying to find enough lawyers to help. >> we need to remember to treat these children as kids first and immigrants second. >> reporter: she end
is on the story in texas. >> reporter: a withering pasture in arkansas, reservoirs gone dry and cracked earth seen throughout much of the nation. more than 1,000 counters have been declared national disaster areas. now blankets more than 60% of the lower 48 states. with some of the hottest months still ahead. >> when it comes to the big picture weather pattern, any significant changes to these drought-stricken areas, we're not going to see any improvements at least through the end of july. >> reporter: the impact culture is devastating. 30% of the crop is in poor or very poor condition. up from 22% the previous week. grazing grounds are barren. horsing ranchers buy feed for their hungry cattle or sell off their herd. >> we are a nation that eats a lot of beef. >> reporter: and uses a great deal of water. indianapolis residents are getting in one last soaking before a mandatory water ban starts tomorrow. there is rain, but it's out of reach of the drought zone. flash floods pounded texas today, but forecasters say there's little chance it will reach those states so thirsty for relief. nbc news, hou
and especially texans for some reasons can be withery. >> a gentleman from texas asked me if it hurts to get your leg chopped off. three weeks later, a woman from texas, where did sleepy beauty lie. >> there's one big qualification for this job, and that's more than two decades of prior military service and that makes this job an honor. paul served in the falklands and the first war and when princess diana died he acted as pall bearer and the new guy clive has finished 19 years with the british military. he's an iraq veteran whose unit is now serving in afghanistan. >> i'm a people person, and to come here to the tower and spread the word about our fantastic history, warts and all, i couldn't think of anything better. >> these are great men, and so if you visit the tower during a visit to london, remember you'll be in the capable hands of a veteran. that is nbc "nightly news" for this sunday evening. i'm brian williams reporting again tonight from london. we hope to see you right back here tomorrow evening. for all of us here, good night. -- captions by vitac --
devastating fl thailand. however, they say, our warming earth did play a role in the severity of the texas drought, caused in part by the cooler pacific waters of la nina, bringing dry conditions to the south. >> we should get used to these la nina related heat waves, today they're 20 times more likely to occur than 50 years ago. >> reporter: now, government scientists say 2011 was cooler than 2010, but it was still warm enough to be one of the warmest 15 years on record. and with concentrations of greenhouse gases increasing, scientists say we should get ready for more extreme events. brian? >> anne thompson, colorado springs tonight, thanks for that. another example of extreme weather just this morning, just outside austin texas, ten inches of rain fell in a matter of just a few hours, touching off some nasty flash floods, leaving more than a dozen homes totally sur rounded by water. it was a good sides mess to clean up later in the day, luckily nobody was hurt. >>> we have an update tonight on a story we aired just a few days back at the heat of those awful colorado wildfires. as we wit
struggling. >> the president telling voters in texas that that is not the case. >> let's give tax breaks to companies that are investing right here in texas, right here in the united states of america. let's put americans back to work. >> the it country grew at a rate of 2.5%. it is on like the fed will take any action at the end of this month. if the economy continues to weaken, steps may be taken at the meeting in september. jennifer johnson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> truly astounding video outside of arlington virginia. corrected and the pedestrian accident caught on camera. police are searching for witnesses. >> can you tell me what happened with this management facility? >> we dig deeper into the operation of a puppy mill. the here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings atta
romney will speak to the ncaap, hoping to sway some in texas with his pro jobs message. unemployment among african- americans is disproportionate high, 14%. >> a hearing is scheduled for two penn state employees accused of lying to the grand jury. jerry sanduskyry s was convicted. >> 5:11. 71 degrees on tv hill. a nice cold drink would be refreshing today. we will tell you where you can get one free. >> your teenagers are more likely to hit the road this summer with their friends. >> we are tracking an accident in pasadena. it will check on a closure along it will check on a closure along route 26 in s it's the perfect match for the perfect moment -- oreo the dunkin' way. introducing the new oreo coffee coolatta and new oreo vanilla bean coolatta. taste the fun today. america runs on dunkin'. hurry in to dunkin' and try the new oreo coolatta and donuts today. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we want to update you on what to expect. we start in pasadena, an accident along mountain road. was down
at a sanctuary in south africa to attack a texas graduate student. we're going to have the latest on that story. new images of one of the chimps involved thain attack. >>> then "today's" professionals are in the house. among the topics we're going to be talking about we already know airlines charge extra fees for baggage, meals, even extra leg room. how would you feel about paying a fee that would let you get off the plane faster when you arrive at the terminal? we'll talk about this and many other topics. >>> let's begin the half hour with attempted murder trial of a florida teenager accused of viciously attacking a younger girl. prosecutors say it was all because of text messages. nbc's kerry sanders in fort lauderdale this morning. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. wayne traceacy confessed he putn steele toed boots and tracked down ratley and attacked her, an attack so vicious it left her with brain damage. his lawyers claim he's not guilty because he was in sane. wayne treacy sat in court crying as prosecutors say he continued to kick the victim's head wearing steel toed
crash along the texas border leaving 13 dead. >> why authorities think some of people were crammed into one pickup truck. >> if you see police activity, what are you allowed to do? the aclu wants to make sure police officers know your rights. i'm barry simms with the details at 6:00. at 6:00. [ female announcer ] letting her home be turned into a training facility? ♪ this olympian's mom has been doing it for years. she's got bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two sheets of the leading ordinary brand. bounty has trap and lock technology to soak up big spills and lock them in. let the spills begin. p&g. proud sponsor of the olympic games. >> authorities in texas investigating a deadly late night crash leaving as many as 13 dead. they say the accident only involve the one vehicle. it's still unclear whether anyone inside the pickup truck was an undocumented immigrant, but it's a strong possibility. 23 people were packed in the board to under 50 pick up which crashed into a tree. among those killed, two young children which happened 150
. >> this is a fundamental disagreement between democrats and republicans, between bobby and myself. pick on texas. 22% of its kids have no health insurance, and 25% of its adults have no health insurance. those aren't just texas kids. those are american kids. and i think we have an obligation to make sure our kids have health insurance. and this bill does that. i don't like the individual mandate either, and i don't think it was necessary, but it's there. the supreme court has spoken. the congress has spoken. the president has spoken. mitt romney has shown this can work because it did work in massachusetts with 98% of people covered. i don't want to live in a country where 22% of the kids who are american kids in texas don't have health insurance, and i think it's our obligation as a society to make sure everybody has health insurance, and that is what this bill does. >> i'm out of time. two quick ones for you, governor. you're on the vp list. would you like to be his running mate if he asks you? >> you and i talked about this before. we're not going to speculate. i've said this the last several week
is starting to come back. i want to own lululemon. i want to go right now to ryan in texas. ryan? >> caller: boo-yah, jim. i'm from the lone star state. i'll be a freshman next year in high school. >> love it. >> caller: our stock is first energy. >> you know what, when first energy stock was yielding about 6%, i had the company on, i had to coax them to come on. listen, you guys have to come on because you're the buy of the century. that is one terrific utility. that merger was fantastic. >> buy, buy, buy. >> at this point i like duke more than i like first energy. may i go to terri, wow, georgia. >> caller: hey, boo-yah. >> boo-yah, terri. >> caller: your thoughts on carnival cruise line. >> it's okay. i lack a catalyst, carnival. you know what, you know who has a cruise line that would be humming? disney. i want you to go with disney, not carnival. i need to speak to vinny in new york. vinny? >> caller: a big boo-yah from new york, forget about it. >> i like you, what's up? >> caller: i have a quick question for you about amarin. slowly creeping up to the $17, $18 mark, it's going backwa
at the forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. dallas, texas, getting into the triple-digit club once again 1rks 01. oklahoma will be in the hundreds. and the drought conditions tend to get worse in kansas especially and we have no rain in sight. in the central plain, a hot weekend ahead. >>> thanks so much. also ahead earning drive stocks higher, the pretty penny yahoo! is paying its new ceo, and a clever way to warm up a cold market in home sales. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, sure, the latest batman move will run away with things aet the box office this weekend but will it be a record baker. >>> coming up the dream team rolls, the gold medalist withdraws from the olympics and lebron unveil as secret weapon. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: "early today" is brought to you by new preparation h totables. >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. at the united nations russia and china vetoed a resolution that would have forced them to end the
. >>> a graduate student from texas in a fight for his life. the 26-year-old mauled by chimpanzees in south africa and underwent six hours of surgery. coming up, live with more on his recovery. what led to the vicious attack. we'll hear from a man who was there on the scene. >> with the olympics just 25 days away, the torch is passing through a special location today. princess diana's childhood home. we'll take you there live. >>> we'll begin with severe storms that battled the east coast. tom costello in an area of washington, d.c. where people there are still without power this morning. good morning to you, tom. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. we could have picked almost any of many, many streets in virginia, maryland, washington, d.c. area to show awe scene like this. a massive tree down right on top of a car, power lines down. from the midwest to the mid-atlantic we have got a lot of destruction. just last night more storms in north carolina, three people dead there. let's put this into perspective, at the height of the outages, more than 5 million people without electricity. now it's
been ravaged. pepco has crews from texas and even canada. >> you know people are not happy. >> absolutely. and we get it. >> frustrated. highly frustrated. >> reporter: david rut lidge and his neighbors are spoiled, full of food. crowded malls and schools and libraries. word is power may not be back on for many until friday. >> we put a lot of money into restoring and/or hardening the system but this was around extreme event. >> reporter: the first storms blasted through friday night, 90-mile-an-hour winds. >> you could see rain falling, trees, trash being lited off the ground. >> reporter: storms in chicago. one kill add couple on a golf cart. another kill mand taking refuge in a barn. the death toll when the storms passed, 22. and today will be even hotter from coast to coast and in the mid-atlantic. more potentially powerful storms are forecast. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> in his first comment since last week's contempt of congress vote attorney general eric holder said republicans voted against him to make attorney general a proxy to attack president
, quote, they have a normal family. >>> this man was executed yesterday in texas. it was the first execution using one lethal drug instead of three due to shortages. >> in china, a taxi driver hung onto the hood of a drunk driver who had collided with this taxi cab. the drunk driver tried to escape but the taxi driver held on until he stopped at a karaoke bar and the police could make an arrest. >>> and now here is an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow opened at 12, 908 after climbing 103. the s&p gained 9. the nasdaq spike third degree 2. >>> taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo rose 68 points while in honk kang the hang seng skyrocketed 319. >>> well, the s&p 500 leapt to its highest level wednesday as traders chose to ignore bad news and cherry pick the good news coming out of earnings. >>> intel forecast its growth. the stock rose more than 3%. >>> honeywell jumped almost 7% on healthy profits. >> emc jumped over 9% after reporting a preliminary second quarter profit and its vmware unit was up 12%. >>> vivus jumped 12% after t
. >>> and finally in texas, follow that scooter. police are fishing for the man in this video who stole seafood from a walmart using his motorized chair to make his escape. he lifted $200 worth of lobster tails. he loaded them right into the basket, road out to the store and stuffed the crustaceans and drove off. somebody got a license from the vehicle but not a look at the car. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. we can't script these things. >> no butter? >> he went else where for the butter. >>> well, good morning, everyone. yesterday an amazingly hot temperature was recorded in dealt valley national park in california. it was 128 degrees there at the floor of death valley for the hottest locations on the entire planet. they got as high as 134. 128 is still just amazing. it was 114 in vegas. so all the encredible heat that was over the entire heat last week is still over utah. so we had rain yesterday, much needed rain, welcomed rain. louisiana, mississippi, through georgia, also through through the
is blamed for this buckling pavement sfroo from wisconsin to texas, you're seeing streets buckling all over the place. >> reporter: with no relief in sight for friday, they've canceled all of summer's classes. it's much the same for the nation as far north as milwaukee. to make matters worse, hundreds of thousands of americans are in their sixth day without electricity after last week's storms. they're still waiting for relief from the heat and their frustration. >> when they told me july 8th this morning, i cried. it's -- i couldn't believe it. i had actually broken at that point. >> reporter: forecasters say that relief may come by the end of the week. >> by this weekend and early next week it's going to feel more comfortable. >> reporter: cooler temperatures without significant rains will do lit toll help the extremely dry conditions affecting two-third os testify country. dave says his farm hasn't had decent rain since april 159. >> basically we're considering this to be a total loss. >> reporter: the government warns that the corn is in its worst shape in 20 years. prices are up 25% in
but they will be spotty and clustered so it won't bring the wide-spread relief where we need. >> southeast texas has gone from a record drought to a deluge as much as 15 inches this week alone. as one local put it swinging from hell to high water. nbc news, houston. >> the question we have been asked, are you paying with cash or credit. the answer to that question could have a whole new price tag. nbc's michelle fransen has the detail snooze we are used to it at the pump one price for cash and a higher one for plastic. that surcharge could be coming to other places. up to 3.75% to cover expenses. this week, visa mastercard and other banks agreed to a $7 billion settlement in a price fixing case brought by retailers. now that merchants have the green light to pass on surcharges to the customer. the big question is will they? experts say it is risky. the second they start charging the customers more. that is what is going to anger the customer. that is the last thing they are going to want to do especially coming off of the recession. customers still have the choice to pay by cash or debit card. >> you thi
been a day of extreme weather. heavy rain in parts of texas and late word tonight of a deadly lightning strike on a soccer field near houston, two people killed while trying to hide from the rain. >>> the nation's heartland where a severe drought continues cripablicri crippling a lot of farms. get ready for round two. meteorologist kim cunningham joins us now from the weather channel head quarters. here we go again. >> a tragic story about this lightning strike here. this is a big story with the lightning we have been seeing. that is moving out of houston. you can see the six-hour timeline showing the storms on the way out. this is a big story and the fact a lot of people get killed by lightning each year, the bigger story i think coming up this week will be the heat. i want to show you the dew point, the measure of moisture at the surface. notice 60s and 70s. tropical atmosphere. you add that to temperatures near 100 degrees this is a different scenario than we had. we will have temperatures in the 90s but to factor in the dew points and we are talking heat indexes of 105 plus. that is
. >>> a horrific crash on a texas highway nearly took the life of an innocent driver. the accident occurred after a suspect sped away from police during a traffic stop. his escape ended horribly when he veered into oncoming traffic and then collided head on with another car. the suspect was arrested while the driver in the other car was hospitalized in critical condition. >>> and, finally, the outpouring of support continues in aurora. several members of the colorado rockies paid a visit to victims of last week's theater shooting rampa rampage. patients and hospital staff took photos with and got autographs from the manager and 12 players who made the trip. great sight to see there. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has a very busy weather channel forecast. >> yeah. yesterday was an interesting day. it was a setup for this big, big weather event. the storms formed and they did their damage out there. i'll have to go on record and say it probably wasn't as bad as they thought it would be. many areas have a lot of clean-up, still
and slammed into two trees in rural south texas. the cause of the accident is being investigated but a trooper at the scene said a blown out tire may be to blame. witnesses claim the truck's cab and bed were packed with illegal immigrants but that's yet to be confirmed. u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement is taking part in the investigation. >>> here's a look at stories making news in america. in new orleans a 17 story building came crashing down on purpose. crews imploded the old palace hotel, also known as grand palace, to make room for a new medical center. >>> in florida a hospital that stood for 40 years met its own demise. the seven-story facility was turned to rubble in less than ten seconds after closing its doors two years ago. >>> also in florida, big trouble on a small runway when a massive c-17 military cargo jet landed at the wrong airport and nearly ran out of runway. the pilot thought he was arriving at mcdifficult mcdill air force base but that's four miles away. the crew was able to later successfully take off. >>> in massachusetts a woman fought back with mangos. after
awaiting another court hearing. the flight from new york to las vegas was safely diverted to texas after passengers subdued the pilot. >>> officials in san bernardino voted last night to file for bankruptcy protection making theirs the second largest city to do so after stockton, california. san bernardino has already stopped paying some bills and may not be able to make payroll over the next few weeks. >>> meanwhile january don't mayor defied a judge's order and slashed wages to minimum wage. the police, firefighters and mayor will lose 75% of their paychecks. scranton has a $16 million budget gap. >>> republican mitt romney presents his case to black voters today at the annual meeting of the naacp of houston. he'll pick up where he left off tuesday in colorado hammering away at president obama's record on job creation. president obama was in the battleground state of iowa tuesday pushing his plan to extend tax cuts for lower and middle coin americans. >>> lance armstrong's legal team filed a revised lawsuit to block anti-doping agency's doping case against him. on monday armstrong's in
, and then the lightning round is over. are you ready skee-daddy. mike in texas. >> reporter: this is mike from texas. tractor supply. >> i got to tell you, i am not sure. it is still expensive. and people are getting cheaper. >> caller: i'm calling from north carolina. my stock is honeywell, hon. >> i like honeywell. i prefer to buy it between 50 and 51 after what happened to cummins, inc. reerl my grandson wants your opinion on disney. >> my take is that as the stock comes down, you want to pull the trigger as the travel trust will do right along with you. let's go to elizabeth in ohio. >> caller: thanks for helping me and the next generation of investors. my company is goodrich, gr. >> it's done. ring your register stock. sell, sell, sell, sell. let's go to michael in new jersey. >> caller: cramer, i love your show, you're doing a good job. xls. the president retired. >> with that information i'm going to put it on hol and find out why. i'm not going to give you an answer until i know because i did not know that myself. james? >> caller: boo-yah, james. >> what's up, my friend? >> caller: it's an
were the only ones who heard it. scott in texas, scott. >> caller: jim, boo-yah, home of the houston texans, the football team of texas. >> future home of jeremy lin because new york doesn't want to pay up. what's up? >> caller: bmy. >> bristol myers. >> caller: they're trying to acquire amlet. do you feel this will have a favorable or unfavorable effect on the bmy shares if they are, in fact, successful in their effort to make the acquisition? >> i think it's huge. i was in mexico talking about how brilliant this acquisition would be. it will help deal with the patent cliff involving plavix. bristol myers is one of the greatest companies in the world. i want to go to chris in new york right now. >> caller: how are you, jim? boo-yah. i would like to know about orex therapeutics. >> these are all battlegrounds. and one of the things that i said about vivus that was very clear was if you owned it, i would sell half of it. this group is very volatile. yours is one more volatile play. if you want to speculate, i'm going to bless it, but just don't be greedy. eureka! reading between the l
. >>> a graduate student from texas is recovering from surgery after a chimp attack at an animal sanctuary in south africa last week. andrew oberle is now under sedation with his parents at his bedside. exclusive images of the two chimps involved in the attack. one of them wounded by gunshot when he charged at the sanctuary's owner after the attack. >>> twelve time olympic medalist dara torres retired. the 45-year-old swim erika up short last night in her record bid to make a sixth olympic team. in track and field american sprinter jeneba tarmoh with drew from the tiebreaking runoff from the final spot in the 100 meters. she conceded to her training partner allyson felix say her heart wasn't in it again. >>> tried to grab the torch on the relay while going through england. >>> nbc kristen dahlgren with the story. >> reporter: she was a daring beauty who pushed aviation and imagination to new heights. >> i hope it will increase women's interest in flying. >> reporter: when amelia earhart vanished over the pacific, her disappear answers became one of the enduring mysteries of the time. he's been sear
showers and thunderstorms for you. texas, 94 and houston with showers in eastern texas. monday, back to work, more thunderstorms across the carolinas stretching back on through parts of the middle mississippi river valley. hey, every morning on the weather chaj nnel at 6:00 a.m. eastern, you can always "wake up with al." you can take the man outta new jersey, but you can't take your pants off in a museum." [ laughs ] ted, i can't wait to take you home and run my fingers through that adorable hair. who says we need to wait 'til home? ♪ hey, i don't come here for the ambiance. axe hair? [ male announcer ] with teddy bear hair you can get away with anything. get some of your own with axe hair. come see ted in theatres. rated r. ♪ mr. parker! sir... excuse me, excuse me... can i get you to sign off on the johnson case... ♪ we built this city! don't let food hang around. ♪ on rock & roll! [ orbit trumpet plays ] clean it up with orbit! [ ding! ] fabulous! for a good clean feeling... eat. drink. chew orbit. >>> it's time for madelyn's food fight. you may be screaming for ice
? >> the great texas mosquito festival. >> in klute, texas. >> but you already missed it. june 28th. we're talking about things over. >> why would you want to call mosquito -- >> let me say something. >> see what happens when you get all worked up? >> jerry, i want to apologize. can we say one thing? because we have a great country singer in the house. >> no, we don't. >> yes, we do. his name is kip moore, and he plays this song. they call him the kind of -- what is it? ♪ >> the hillbilly springsteen. >> he is such fun, we will have him sing for us later. >> i am so enjoying this. this is such a delightful summer drink. >> it's delicious, jerry. >>> up next, is laughter the best medicine? >> oh, gosh, we have lisa kudrow in the house. >> how did i do that? ♪ 5-hour energy. hours and hours of energy. ♪ [ ping! ] [ ping! ping! ] that's why i use new tampax radiant. it helps keep my period invisible, combing tampax's best-ever leak protection with a revolutionary resealable wrapper so all they'll see is me. [ ping! ] ♪ hi. totally new, awesomely-invisible tampax radiant. check out
from austin, texas. >> and my lieutenant walked into the office and said, okay. and i said what? she said, austin pd just called our fugitives unit. we might have him in austin, texas. i said, what? >> reporter: travis had borrowed a car from an old girlfriend in colorado. when he did not return it, she filed a report. which might not have led to anything at all, but a town in austin with a little time on his hands checked out the license plate, first the report for the missing car and then travis forbes. >> so my lieutenant said, grab your search warrant for his dna and head to texas. so i hop a plane that night. >> reporter: a few hours later, gerlai was face to face with travis forbes again. >> you know what, they sent me to texas because they think you're running to mexico. >> i'm not going to mexico. >> he would call me nash, i would call him trap. it was similar to you and i just talking. i wasn't confrontational with him. if he asked me a question, i gave him an honest answer. >> you didn't come all this way. >> actually, i did. >> reporter: gurule questioned him for more than
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